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Friday Night

by Will Butler

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This album was recorded live at Bar le Ritz in Montreal on March 28-29, 2015 and also at Lincoln Hall in Chicago on June 4-5, 2015.

AS A WARNING: There is a fair bit of cursing on this album, both from the performers and the audience.

credits

released June 17, 2016

Will Butler is:
Will Butler (vocals, guitar, piano)
Miles Arntzen (drums, synth, backing vocals)
Sara Dobbs (backing vocals, synth, piano)
Julie Shore (bass synth, backing vocals, piano)

Introduction by Jo Firestone

All songs written by Will Butler except “Something’s Coming” written by Butler/Dzama/Gara/Kingsbury

Mixed by Ben Baptie at Atomic Sound in Brooklyn and by Mark Lawson at Sonovox in Montreal, assisted by Dakota Bowman

Mastered by Ryan Morey

Most songs recorded at Lincoln Hall, Chicago on June 4–5, 2015 by David Martinez and Eric Dobson

“Tell Me We’re All Right” and “Something’s Coming” recorded at Bar le Ritz, Montreal on March 28–29, 2015 by Tyler Crawford and Mark Lawson

Tour managed by Katie Friesema

Booked by Andrew Morgan at Billions

Cover illustration by Abbi Jacobson

Additional design by Maggie Fost

Many many thanks to Mark Lawson, Andrew and Boche and the whole team at Billions, Eric Cazes and Dan Seligman and all of Pop Montreal, Aaron Seligman and the CBP (and also Pigeon Phat), Matt Rucins, the staff at both Lincoln Hall and Bar le Ritz, Dounia Mikou and Jennifer George and Scott Rodger, Mac and Laura and Lindsey and Merge, Matt Bauder and JP and Vinny of Hearing Things, Teen, Abbi Jacobson, Jo Firestone, and Alvin and Jenny.

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Will Butler Brooklyn, New York

Will Butler has been a member of the band Arcade Fire for over 10 years. This is his first release under his own name.

Policy is American music—in the tradition of the Violent Femmes, The Breeders, The Modern Lovers, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, The Magnetic Fields, Ghostface Killah. And John Lennon (I know, but it counts). Music where the holy fool runs afoul of the casual world.
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